Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay

 One of my favorite things to do is to sit on a fishing dock and watch birds.  
They totally fascinate me with their behavior. 

Some folks like to people watch.  
Well, I like to 'bird' watch.

 Besides, I find their company oftentimes better then 'people' company.
Even with their bad behavior when guarding their turf.

 This Snowy Egret was waiting for food bits from a guy cleaning his fish
when we were in St. Pete last weekend.
Sharing was not an option.

The pelicans were not far from the free meal.
Scrapping with each other over the fish's tossed entrails.

For some reason, 
the pelicans are my favorite beach bird.

Graceful in flight as they fly low.
Yet awkwardly climb and dive bomb for food. 
Later, when exhausted from their feeding, 
folding their bodies so compactly
to rest.

Yep, sitting on a pier 
observing our feathered friends
was great medicine last weekend.

Right there with gentle waves lapping at my feet.

So, I'm curious, my friends.
What's your medicine?